By Emma Sanders
Tottenham’s unbeaten run in the Premier League means nothing if they’re losing ground in the league, says leading journalist Tony Evans.
Evans, who writes for ESPN and the Evening Standard, made the comment following Tottenham’s fourth draw in five games against Leicester City on Saturday.
Spurs have not lost a game in the Premier League this season, but such is the toughness at the top of the table, that Tottenham find themselves out of the top four.
“Tottenham may not have experienced defeat in the Premier League this season but that will bring Pochettino little comfort,” said Evans in the Evening Standard.
“Drawing is the new losing for any team with title ambitions. Spurs have lost ground in the league,” he added.
“Unbeaten runs are not enough. Tottenham need consistent victories and top-four status if they are to fulfil their potential.
“Tottenham’s priority must be to establish themselves as a permanent fixture in the top four. They might not want to hear it at the Lane but Spurs need to emulate Arsenal.
“They have already drawn too many times to be happy with a point at the Emirates on Sunday.”
Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Southampton late on Sunday afternoon topped off a hugely disappointing weekend for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, which saw Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all record victories.
Spurs have an important week ahead too, with a crunch clash against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Pochettino’s side need to avoid defeat to keep their European hopes in their own hands but will have one eye on their crucial Premier League clash against Arsenal next weekend.
The Gunners will be fully prepared with Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Granit Xhaka all back in action and it promises to be a tough test of their unbeaten status.
Spurs have not won since beating Manchester City at the beginning of the month, going five games without a victory heading into Wednesday’s Champions League fixture.